LONDON PARALYMPICS: Iowan Brings Home Medal
Another Iowan is bringing home an Olympic medal. Matt Stutzman of Fairfield represented the U.S. in the Paralympic Archery competition in London over the last few days.
After advancing to the gold medal match Stutzman will bring home the silver, losing to an 18 year old Finnish archer in the final event.
Twenty-nine year old Stutzman was born without arms, and uses his feet to shoot his bow. Up until two years ago he’d hardly even shot a bow, until a friend invited him to compete in a local tournament.
Ever since, he’s hardly been able to put it down. He came into the competition as a number one seed in the men’s compound bow event.
The silver medalist says he’s not done yet; he’d like to compete in the 2016 Paralympics in Rio.
The Paralympics continue in London until September 9th.